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ASSESSMENT OF THE EUROPEAN TERRESTRIAL CARBON BALANCE

Objective

The overarching aim of the CarboEurope-IP is to understand, quantify and predict the terrestrial carbon balance of Europe and the uncertainty at local, regional and continental scale. This is achieved by
(1) executing a strategically focussed set of surface based ecological measurements of carbon pools and CO2 exchange,
(2) further enhancement of an atmospheric high precision observation system for CO2 and other trace gases,
(3) execution of a regional high spatial resolution experiment and
(4) integration of these components by means of innovative data assimilation systems and modelling. The key innovation of the CarboEurope-IP is solving the scientific challenge of quantifying the terrestrial carbon balance at different scales and with known, acceptable uncertainties. The increase in spatial and temporal resolution of the observational and modelling program will allow for the first time a consistent application of a multiple constraint approach of bottom-up and top-down estimates to determine the terrestrial carbon balance of Europe with the geographical patterns and variability of sources and sinks. CarboEurope-IP aims at providing a system for carbon accounting for the European continent, and it will further investigate the main controlling mechanisms of carbon cycling in European ecosystems. CarboEurope-IP integrates and expands the research efforts of 95 European institutes. CarboEurope-IP addresses basic scientific questions of high political relevance.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-GLOBAL-1
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Address
Hofgartenstraße 8
München
Germany

Participants (67)

AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA
Poland
Address
Al. Mickiewicza 30
Krakow
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM-UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
Address
Via Zamboni 33
Bologna
ALTERRA BV
Netherlands
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 3
Wageningen
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Rue Michel-ange 3-5
Paris
CENTRE TECNOLOGIC FORESTAL DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Address
Pujada Del Seminari S/n
Solsona
CESI - CENTRO ELETTROTECNICO SPERIMENTALE ITALIANO GIACINTO MOTTA SPA
Italy
Address
Via Rubattino, 54
Milano
CESI RICERCA SPA
Italy
Address
Via Rubattino Raffaele 54
Milano
COMMISSARIAT À L'ÉNERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
31/33 Rue De La Fédération
Paris
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DG JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
Belgium
Address
200, Rue De La Loi
Bruxelles
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
Roma
EIDGENOESSISCHE FORSCHUNGSANSTALT FUER AGRAROEKOLOGIE UND LANDBAU
Switzerland
Address
Reckenholzstrasse 191
Zurich
ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Netherlands
Address
Westerduinweg 3
Petten
ENTE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E L'AMBIENTE
Italy
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 78
Rome
EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
Torikatu 34
Joensuu
EÖTVÖS LORÁND UNIVERSITY
Hungary
Address
Egyetem Tér 1-3
Budapest
FACULTÉ UNIVERSITAIRE DES SCIENCES AGRONOMIQUES
Belgium
Address
Passage Des Déportés, 2
Gembloux
FONDAZIONE EDMUND MACH
Italy
Address
Via Edmondo Mach, 1
San Michele All'adige (Tn)
FUNDACIO PRIVADA PARC CIENTIFIC DE BARCELONA
Spain
Address
Baldiri I Reixac, 10-12
Barcelona
FUNDACION CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS AMBIENTALES DEL MEDITERRANEO
Spain
Address
Parque Tecnologico, C/charles R. Darwin, 14, Paterna
Valencia
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ-UNIVERSITÄT HANNOVER
Germany
Address
Welfengarten 1
Hannover
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Address
Yliopistonkatu 4
Helsinki
ILMATIETEEN LAITOS
Finland
Address
Vuorikatu 24
Helsinki
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
France
Address
147, Rue De L'université'
Paris
INSTITUTE OF SYSTEMS BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY - ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Czechia
Address
Porici 3B
Brno
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE AGRONOMIA
Portugal
Address
Tapada Da Ajuda
Lisboa
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
Address
Av Rovisco Pais
Lisboa
JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.
Austria
Address
Steyrergasse 17
Graz
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
Lund
MARTIN-LUTHER-UNIVERSITÄT HALLE-WITTENBERG
Germany
Address
Weidenplan 14
Halle
MET OFFICE
United Kingdom
Address
Fritzroy Road
Exeter, Devon
MÉTÉO-FRANCE
France
Address
Quai Branly 1
Paris
NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Denmark
Address
Frederiksborgvej 399
Roskilde
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL (NERC)
United Kingdom
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Swindon
OM FORSKNINGSCENTER RISØ
Denmark
Address
Frederiksborgvej 399
Roskilde
POSTDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG
Germany
Address
Telegrafenberg A 31
Postdam
PROVINCIA AUTONOMA DI BOLZANO
Italy
Address
Via Crispi 3
Bolzano
RIJKS-UNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
Address
Nijenborgh 4
Groningen
RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG
Germany
Address
Seminarstrasse 2
Heidelberg
SAUGIER PHILIPPE INGENEIEUR-CONSEIL
France
Address
Le Foulon
Veynes
SECONDA UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI
Italy
Address
Viale Beneduce
Caserla
SPACE RESEARCH ORGANISATION NETHERLANDS
Netherlands
Address
Sorbonnelaan 2
Utrecht
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Universitetsvaegen 10
Stockholm
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Arrheniusplan 2C
Uppsala
SZENT ISTVAN UNIVERSITY OF GÖGÖLLÖ
Hungary
Address
Páter Károly U. 1.
Gödöllõ
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
Address
Mommsenstr. 13
Dresden
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT MÜNCHEN
Germany
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
Muenchen
THE AUGUST CIESZKOWSKI AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF POZNAN
Poland
Address
Wojska Polskiego 28
Poznan
THE PROVOST FELLOWS AND SCHOLARS OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN HEREAFTER TCD
Ireland
Address
College Green
Dublin
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
Address
King's College
Aberdeen
THÜRINGER LANDESANSTALT FÜR WALD, JAGD UND FISCHEREI
Germany
Address
Jägerstrasse 1
Gotha
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal
Address
Campo Universitario De Santiago
Aveiro
UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
Address
Hochschulstrasse 4
Bern
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG.
Germany
Address
Edmund-siemers-allee 1
Hamburg
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
Address
Vicerectorat De Politica Cientifica (Oper), Gran Via Corts Catalanes, 585
Barcelona
UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Belgium
Address
Universiteitsplein 1
Wilrijk
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
Address
Western Road
Cork
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
Address
Belfield
Dublin
UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN
Denmark
Address
Norregade 10
Copenhagen K
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
Address
University Plain
Norwich
UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
Address
Old College, South Bridge
Edinburgh
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA
Italy
Address
Via S. Maria In Gradi 4
Viterbo
UNIVERSITÄT BAYREUTH
Germany
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 30
Bayreuth
UNIVERSITÄT STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Keplerstr. 7
Stuttgart
UNIVERSITÉ DE LIÈGE
Belgium
Address
Place Du 20 Aout, 7
Liège
UNIVERSITÉ PARIS-SUD (XI) ORSAY
France
Address
Bâtiment 300, 15 Avenue Georges Clémenceau
Orsay
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
Amsterdam
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Address
Costerweg 50
Wageningen